How Age Affects Freediving Success
I am often told (usually, I must admit, a coach of a “certain age”) that unlike, for example, football, where any professional over the age of 30 needs to think…

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What is tech diving?
One of the varieties of diving, which attracts thousands of scuba diving enthusiasts around the world, is the technical diving (Technical Diver IANTD). The main difference between technology diving and…

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Features of ice diving on Baikal
Ice diving (also referred to as ice diving from the English. “Ice” - ice) is not necessary or, more precisely, not only winter diving. Baikal is covered with a thick…

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Jay Moriarty the legend of surfing

In the twelve years that have passed since he first got up and rode a wave in the town of Santa Cruz, until his death, during free diving in the Maldives, Jay Moriarty managed to earn a great reputation in the world of surfing. Feats on the big waves and the ingenious skill of riding on longboards helped the athlete become famous. In his youth, Moriarty was an ordinary guy who was able to stand on a par with the best professional athletes. His charming smile and extraordinary modesty distinguished the guy. Rumors about him are still spreading and not only in California.

James Michael Moriarty hails from Georgia, then his family moved to Santa Cruz. Father, Doug, who served in the airborne troops. He began training to surf the young guy and instilled a love of adventure. Eleven-year-old Jay first stood on the board in the town of Sewer Peak. According to him, he rode without a wetsuit, in a T-shirt and shorts in icy, California water. His first wheelchair was on a 7’-foot Haut board. Continue reading

How to choose diving flippers

If you seriously want to go diving, the choice of fins will be one of the most important decisions. To make it easier to get acquainted with the market, we will deal with the classification of this type of underwater equipment. First, fins are either ordinary (one for each leg) or “monofins” (one fins for both legs). Beginners should choose the first type of flippers, as special diving is required for diving with one flipper. The swimming style is completely different from the standard.

bull flippers have two of the most significant factors: heel type and stiffness of the flippers. According to the first factor, flippers are divided into open and closed. The division is mainly due to the fact that flippers are often rented. Open flippers (without heel) are suitable for various boots. Closed flippers – for bare feet (toe allowed). Continue reading

Learn diving in a group or individually

All. Decision is made. You decided to become a diver. And they even found a club and chose an instructor who will nibble on the granite of diving science. The thing is small – sign up, pay for the course and start practicing. It remains only to decide how – individually or in a group of the same afflicted as you? At first glance, it seems that the answer is obvious – of course, individual lessons are better! But do not rush to answer. Let’s try to figure out what’s what.

What is good for individual lessons? The fact that all the attention of the instructor will be devoted to you – beloved (or beloved). Well, and, it seems, there will be enough time to not only demonstrate, but also repeat all the skills several times in order to properly consolidate them. Continue reading

Gestures in diving: the alphabet of survival
Gestures in diving play an important role in preserving the life of people engaged in scuba diving. Each gesture contains a lot of useful, necessary and the most time-compressed information.…

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safety tips for freediving training
Discussions about freediving safety in competitions are always evolving, but what about safety during training? We may not dive to the same depths as the top freediving athletes, but this…

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SURFING: THE BACK OF THE MEDAL
This is a guest article by a good friend of mine who has been involved in various extreme sports for many years and now lives in Bali, where, among other…

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Seven amazing underwater cities.
Flooded cities and lost worlds have attracted the attention of adventure seekers and travelers, scientists and researchers over the years. These places, most often, were abandoned or destroyed thousands of…

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